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Stephanie Earls

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Joe Ashton controls his kayak in the Whitewater Park's rapids during the Royal Gorge Whitewater Festival in Cañon City's Centennial Park Friday, June 20, 2014. The two day festival is filled with events such as races featuring rubber duckies by the Rotary Club and a Build your own Boat race. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette
Credits: Dancer, Kim Davagian, Ormao Dance Company Photography: TM Dexter Photography
After a two-year, nationwide search for new leadership, First Presbyterian Church in Colorado Springs installed the Rev. Tim McConnell as lead pastor June 10. McConnell grew up in the Springs and is a 1991 graduate of Cheyenne Mountain High School. He most recently served as senior pastor at Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Marietta, Ga. Courtesy photo.
Great Storm Brewing co-owner Lynn Jacobs mixes business with pleasure alongside papillon, Elle, in the brewery's gameroom. "We really do love dogs," said Jacobs. The brewery recently hosted a fundraising pint night for All Breed Rescue & Training of Colorado Springs, which provides community education about responsible dog ownership, as well training, pet fostering and placement services. Courtesy photo.
Colorado Springs' Bristol Brewing Company is among 14 Colorado breweries that have split from the Colorado Brewer’s Guild to form their own advocacy group. Photo courtesy Bristol Brewing Company
New Zealand hard rockers Like A Storm help open the stage for Hinder: Stripped - An Acoustic Tour, 7 p.m. Monday at The Black Sheep in Colorado Springs. Photo: Chris Bradshaw.